Kentucky Lake
Current Temperature:
18°
Est Water Temperature:
At or below freezing(What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.58 (Rising)
Wind Speed:
North at 10 Knots (12 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Kentucky Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Kentucky Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Kentucky
Latitude:
36.365083
Maximum Depth (ft):
60
County:
Longitude:
-88.089752
Normal Elevation (ft):
359
Inpoundment Type:
Reservior
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
160300
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2011-05-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 66
It's hard to beat these fish for fast action, strong fight, and good eatin'. Read the rest of the report on Captain Kirk's Guide Service's web site here: http://www.captainkirksguideservice.com/
Guest
2011-05-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 66
It's the full moon in the middle of May. The Largemouths are making their last big surge of spawning activity, and the Red Ear, Bluegill, and Catfish are at their peak of spawning. We had a great day catching lots of big Red Ears a couple days ago. Today I plan on catching some BIG ole Basses!
Guest
2010-02-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Kentucky Lake Fishing Report Feb 8 2010 Perhaps area anglers have gotten spoiled the last few years. There have been winters when light winds and warm temps worked against waterfowlers but played right into the plans of fishermen suffering from cabin fever. This year has been different. From high water to low temperatures, winter weather has been stubborn to loosen its grip. Anglers have not fared well this winter in the Kentucky Lake area but perhaps that means more fish are left once spring arrives. for the rest of this fishing report go to http://www.parislanding.com/fishing_report_2810.htm"
Guest
2010-02-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Feb 4th 2010 This time last week we had a water level near summer pool and the gates were open at Kentucky Dam. Today the gates are still open and we are about 2.5 feet above winter pool with a surface water temperature at the Dam of 44 degrees. The projection is for more of the same for several days to siphon the runoff created by the heavy snows from this weekend. Even if we have warmer air temps, I expect with the snow melt that the lake temps will stay about the same or drop a little. Stay tuned.. For the rest of the fishing report from Kick n Bass Fishing Guide Service for Kentucky Lake go to http://www.kicknbass.net/kentucky_lake_fishing_report.htm"
Kentucky Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Kentucky Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 35 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Kentucky Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4.5
Kentucky Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 35 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Kentucky Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Kentucky Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- minnows, grubs and jigs
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Kentucky Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Kentucky Lake Catfish Rating:
4.5
Kentucky Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Kentucky Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4.5
Kentucky Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Kentucky Lake White Bass Rating:
2.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Kentucky Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:44 CST

Sunset:

18:28 CST

Moon Phase:


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